ZONA West Valley

Chloe Hawkings Ambassador For Her School

What does it mean to be chosen ambassador for the school? It’s really exciting.  It’s an honor.  The teachers choose one student to be ambassador who they feel shows all the characteristics of being an IB scholar.  I’m sure there were many students they could have picked, so I’m honored to be chosen.  There are three ambassadors, one in each …

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Megan McCrohan Completes the West-MEC Cosmetology Program.

Tell us about yourself and what it was like to be a part of the West-MEC Cosmetology program. My name is Megan McCrohan and I just completed the West-MEC Cosmetology program. I started the program during my junior year of high school and graduated both high school and Cosmetology at the same time. The West-MEC Cosmetology program was a great experience because it taught me …

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Computer Artist, Brianna Inda

Brianna Inda is a member of the Woodrow C. Scoutten / Tolleson Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, a talented artist, and an enthusiastic volunteer in her community. Why do you think your Club nominated you to be featured in In The Zona? I’ve been coming to the Club since I was 11, and I’ve been …

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Discover U Student Collects Canned Goods for her Birthday

Tell our readers why you decided to have your friends bring food donations instead of presents to your birthday party? I had been reading with my mom about people who did not have enough food at home and said to my mom I would like to collect food for those people since I have enough toys.  We visited the food bank …

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Bella Overcomes Her Obstacles with a Smile

Bella is a very bright, active, and athletic child. In March Bella was diagnosed with Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.  It is a condition in which there is a lack of blood flow to the femur head which causes pain, early onset arthritis and loss of range of motion in the hip. She immediately had to stop all physical activity. Bella had surgery this summer …

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“SUPER” STUDENT RECEIVES FIRST ANNUAL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

AeroTurbine, Inc. awards aviation technology student Shea Super with competitive, merit-based scholarship Shea Super, a Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) Aviation Maintenance Technology and Shadow Mountain High School student, received the inaugural 2014-15 Jeffery D. Underdal Memorial Scholarship from AeroTurbine, Inc., an organization that provides quality aircraft and engine products to aerospace and aviation companies around the world. Super was awarded …

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Sisters Talk About Discover U and Passions

Katherine: What is your favorite thing about Discover U? My favorite part of Discover U is science. I like science because you get to learn new things like: Why dinosaurs became extinct! Tell us about one of your teachers? Mrs. Matie was my second grade teacher.  She is very kind and thoughtful.  I had a lot of fun with her.  What …

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Teen Boys Teach Leadership Through Hockey

Austin Hopkins & Ben Mapp are learning the significance of leadership this summer as volunteer Hockey coaches at the Tri-City branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix.  Both boys are former players who wish to share their knowledge of the sport and stress the importance of teamwork and having fun. Q: What is your favorite thing about …

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Kristiana Faddoul Talks Media Productions and Technology at West-MEC

Tell us about yourself and your involvement in the West-MEC Media Productions class at Raymond S. Kellis High School. I began taking Media Productions at Raymond S. Kellis as a first semester senior and had taken the starter course, Media Technology, the second semester of my junior year. Since day one in Media Productions, I became the head anchor of …

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Natasha Nedved Talks West-MEC’s Emergency Medical Technician Program

Tell us about yourself and your involvement in the West-MEC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program?  My name is Natasha Nedved, I am a senior at Millennium High School and I’m currently involved with the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course through West-MEC Public School District. What are the benefits of enrolling in this program in high school? What sacrifices did you …

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